The great response on both sides of the Woodrow Wilson issue demonstrates that the issue is not simply about one American president and Princeton academic star. It is about political correctness, which today takes a variety of forms: charges of racism by leftists who see all moderates as racist; a malady in seeing our history as only oppressive; a wildly naive view of racial and ethnic problems which are not solved by slogans and counter-prejudice; a lack of respect for dissenters of different sorts; and in rare cases anarchism and terrorism.

Princeton might have been a force, albeit a small one, for reason. Under President Eisgruber, it has become an anti-force for compliance with ignorance and passionate stupidity.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.